The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostThu, 29 Jan 2015en-gb(C) 2015 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngEast Coast USA law firm rates rising fastest<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/east-coast-usa-law-firm-rates-rising-fastest-24057632/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/USA4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers on the east coast have the highest rate rises whilst alternative fees are seen most in IP Trademark work.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/east-coast-usa-law-firm-rates-rising-fastest-24057632/Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:01Law firm set-up blocks client value<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/law-firm-set-up-blocks-client-value-90842823/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Georgetown1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The current way of measuring law firm performance could be to blame for a fundamental disconnect from getting to grips with value from a client point of view, academic research has pointed out.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/law-firm-set-up-blocks-client-value-90842823/Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:01Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-48221510/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_118068757.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-48221510/Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:01Pricing directors miss the point<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/pricing-directors-miss-the-point-88100194/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Customer.jpg' border='0'/></a>The growth of pricing directors in law firms is to protect profits not to develop relationships, one lawyer opines.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/pricing-directors-miss-the-point-88100194/Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:01Dentons Dachung merger described as high risk<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-dachung-merger-described-as-high-risk-16487309/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/China (5).jpg' border='0'/></a>The merger that has created the world's largest law firm is being described as both 'very forward-looking' and 'high-risk' by the consultant who advised on the McDermott Will-MWE China Law partnership.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-dachung-merger-described-as-high-risk-16487309/Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:01Rainmakers could stand to gain as CC begins lockstep review<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rainmakers-could-stand-to-gain-as-cc-begins-lockstep-review-79321612/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_13292632.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clifford Chance has begun a review of its partnership pay system - a move which could lead to greater earnings being taken by rainmakers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rainmakers-could-stand-to-gain-as-cc-begins-lockstep-review-79321612/Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:01China's largest law firm opens office in Taiwan<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/chinas-largest-law-firm-opens-office-in-taiwan-61822064/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Taipei.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 3,000-lawyer Yingke Law Firm has just opened a base in the capital of Taiwan through a 10-partner team and a focus on non-litigation matters.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/chinas-largest-law-firm-opens-office-in-taiwan-61822064/Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:01Claims and settlement sizes fall for US federal class actions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/claims-and-settlement-sizes-fall-for-us-federal-class-actions-83957145/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_210401464.jpg' border='0'/></a>The average settlement has fallen 60 per cent from US$86m to $34m in 2014 in cases accusing companies of securities fraud, according to research from Stanford University and Cornerstone Research.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/claims-and-settlement-sizes-fall-for-us-federal-class-actions-83957145/Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:01Al Tamimi starts association with Egypt firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/al-tamimi-starts-association-with-egypt-firm-40039924/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cairo2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Al Tamimi, the 15-office firm from the UAE, is sending a partner to Nour & Taha in Cairo and starting an association with the firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/al-tamimi-starts-association-with-egypt-firm-40039924/Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:01Drivers enthused over tech-connected cars despite legal issues<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/drivers-enthused-over-tech-connected-cars-despite-legal-issues-50129663/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Car2.jpg' border='0'/></a>With over half of EU drivers willing to have a 'connected car', one which transmits and receives data while being driven, legal issues about privacy and transparency are coming to the fore.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/drivers-enthused-over-tech-connected-cars-despite-legal-issues-50129663/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:01Law firms snubbed by Debrett's listing of most influential lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-snubbed-by-debretts-listing-of-most-influential-lawyers-4468755/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/amal clooney.jpg' border='0'/></a>Only two lawyers in law firms get a mention in the Debrett's listing of the 500 most influential people in Great Britain - as the 250-year old guide appears to view barristers, including the new Amal Clooney, as the greater wielders of power.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-snubbed-by-debretts-listing-of-most-influential-lawyers-4468755/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:01Lawyer faces US$1m fine over medical witness slip<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-faces-us$1m-fine-over-medical-witness-slip-42033712/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Million dollars.jpg' border='0'/></a>An insurance defence lawyer in Philadelphia is appealing against the fine handed down by a Common Pleas Court judge after one of her witnesses revealed a piece of information in court that was supposed to be kept secret.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-faces-us$1m-fine-over-medical-witness-slip-42033712/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:01DLA branches out of legal through cybersecurity offshoot<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-branches-out-of-legal-through-cybersecurity-offshoot-45408661/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cyber6.jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper is launching a cybersecurity product - CyberTrak- though an IT subsidiary in order to help multinational energy, finance and other organisations comply with different regulatory regimes.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-branches-out-of-legal-through-cybersecurity-offshoot-45408661/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:01Dentons Dachung announce merger across 120 offices<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-dachung-announce-merger-across-120-offices-81654477/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger (5).jpg' border='0'/></a>The 6,500 lawyer combination, making the firm the largest by headcount in the world, comes with some surprises - the use of Chinese script in the Dachung side of the name and the decision to have 'no one global headquarters'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-dachung-announce-merger-across-120-offices-81654477/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:01Pillsbury boosts Austin office by hire of ten from Bracewell IP<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pillsbury-boosts-austin-office-by-hire-of-ten-from-bracewell-ip-31052289/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Austen.jpg' border='0'/></a>An ex-managing partner of Bracewell & Giuliani in Austin, Texas is joining Pillsbury, along with three other IP partners - and with the expectation that five associates and a senior counsel follow in their wake.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pillsbury-boosts-austin-office-by-hire-of-ten-from-bracewell-ip-31052289/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:01Hair straightener patent dispute<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hair-straightener-patent-dispute-99185159/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hair.jpg' border='0'/></a>A dispute over the patent rights of hair straighteners has been resolved.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hair-straightener-patent-dispute-99185159/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:01Questions raised over New York asbestos court<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/questions-raised-over-new-york-asbestos-court-59035852/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_161090984.jpg' border='0'/></a>The functioning of a special section of the Manhattan Supreme Court which handles asbestos cases, including the alleged dominance of one law firm as a court user, has come under detailed media scrutiny in the New York Post.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/questions-raised-over-new-york-asbestos-court-59035852/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:01Microsoft to spruce up eDiscovery tools<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/microsoft-to-spruce-up-ediscovery-tools-52720473/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/microsoft (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>The IT giant has just bought Equivio, the Israel-based business, giving it a stronger footing in the market for software that reads and sort legal documents.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/microsoft-to-spruce-up-ediscovery-tools-52720473/Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:01Serbian lawyers to call off strike after concessions from the government<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/serbian-lawyers-to-call-off-strike-after-concessions-from-the-government-20605127/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Serbia.jpg' border='0'/></a>A four month strike by Serbian lawyers will end after causing months of chaos in the courts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/serbian-lawyers-to-call-off-strike-after-concessions-from-the-government-20605127/Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:01Bird & Bird to face &euro;130m negligence suit from German property funds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bird--bird-to-face-130m-negligence-suit-from-german-property-funds-48780831/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hamburg.jpg' border='0'/></a>A group of about 30 real estate funds is suing the firm in connection with the criminal trial of a former client of the Hamburg office who faces embezzlement charges, The Lawyer reports.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bird--bird-to-face-130m-negligence-suit-from-german-property-funds-48780831/Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:01Dinsmore & Shohl takes over Midwest firm to arrive at 575 lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dinsmore--shohl-takes-over-midwest-firm-to-arrive-at-575-lawyers-45965855/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>Dinsmore & Shohl is becoming an 18-office practice by taking over the 40-lawyer West Virginia practice Huddleston Bolen, known for its strengths in railroads, finance, construction and employment.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dinsmore--shohl-takes-over-midwest-firm-to-arrive-at-575-lawyers-45965855/Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:01Australian litigation funder targets the UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australian-litigation-funder-targets-the-uk-55112836/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/pounds4.jpg' border='0'/></a>An Australian litigation funder representing shareholders against Tesco has set its sights on more UK business.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australian-litigation-funder-targets-the-uk-55112836/Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:01Private sector-prosecutor collaboration secures 13-year conviction<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/private-sector-prosecutor-collaboration-secures-13-year-conviction-76201320/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Collaboration2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A 13-year sentence handed down to hedge fund founder Magnus Peterson has been hailed as a success for collaboration between the UK state prosecutors and private investors around the world which gave assistance and evidence.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/private-sector-prosecutor-collaboration-secures-13-year-conviction-76201320/Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:01Landmark China foreign investment law goes up for consultation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/landmark-china-foreign-investment-law-goes-up-for-consultation-24104560/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/China (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>China has begun public consultation on the law which will replace and update three existing laws which are seen as being out of date and also in conflict with other rules.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/landmark-china-foreign-investment-law-goes-up-for-consultation-24104560/Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:01Human rights comes under corporate attack<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/human-rights-comes-under-corporate-attack-22918607/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/human rights.jpg' border='0'/></a>Human rights defenders are coming under attack from companies and governments, according to a leading human rights organisation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/human-rights-comes-under-corporate-attack-22918607/Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:01Amarchand to split in two as brothers fall out<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/amarchand-to-split-in-two-as-brothers-fall-out-17063266/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New Delhi2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Amarchand & Mangaldas, one of the top Indian law practices, is to split in April as mediation failed to resolve the differences between the two brothers who own the firm, Shardul and Cyril Shroff.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/amarchand-to-split-in-two-as-brothers-fall-out-17063266/Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:01Paralegal mistake could cost JPMorgan Chase $1.5 billion<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/paralegal-mistake-could-cost-jpmorgan-chase-$15-billion-13240171/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_201662483.jpg' border='0'/></a>The bank was the victim of a mistake by a paralegal which was not picked up by lawyers on either side of the transaction.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/paralegal-mistake-could-cost-jpmorgan-chase-$15-billion-13240171/Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:01One in three lawyers at risk on alcohol intake<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/one-in-three-lawyers-at-risk-on-alcohol-intake-65016563/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Alcohol1.jpg' border='0'/></a>An unhealthy drinking culture in law firms is being seen as a major reason why 32% of Australian lawyers are at a medium to high risk of excessive alcohol consumption, according to new research.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/one-in-three-lawyers-at-risk-on-alcohol-intake-65016563/Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:01Dentons-Dacheng mega-merger due for decision next week<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-dacheng-mega-merger-due-for-decision-next-week-2993099/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/China .jpg' border='0'/></a>The 120-office, 50-country Dentons-Dacheng deal is expected to be given regulatory approval (or not) next week by the Chinese authorities as a Swiss Verein.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-dacheng-mega-merger-due-for-decision-next-week-2993099/Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:01Rihanna victorious in Topshop image rights case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/rihanna-victorious-in-topshop-image-rights-case-25135090/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Rihanna (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Celebrity image rights will be on the agenda at this year's Luxury Law Summit on 19 May as pop star Rihanna wins her case against Topshop.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/rihanna-victorious-in-topshop-image-rights-case-25135090/Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:01Kobre & Kim opens San Francisco office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kobre--kim-opens-san-francisco-office-74612901/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/San Fran2.jpg' border='0'/></a>US-based litigation practice Kobre & Kim brings to eight its international network of offices through the expansion to California.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kobre--kim-opens-san-francisco-office-74612901/Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:01Africa gets ready for IPO flurry<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/africa-gets-ready-for-ipo-flurry-35879771/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Egypt4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Around 30 companies are preparing to list around Africa with those in real estate, energy and financial leading the way.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/africa-gets-ready-for-ipo-flurry-35879771/Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:01US politician's links with law firm under spotlight in $4m bribes case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-politicians-links-with-law-firm-under-spotlight-in-$4m-bribes-case-37985783/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York (5).jpg' border='0'/></a>Sheldon Silver, the New York Assembly Speaker, has been arrested and charged with five counts, including bribery - and faces scrutiny over his relationship with personal injury firm Weitz & Luxenberg to whom he was said to be referring clients.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-politicians-links-with-law-firm-under-spotlight-in-$4m-bribes-case-37985783/Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:01Weil back in profit as US firms start results season<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/weil-back-in-profit-as-us-firms-start-results-season-70924584/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/profit1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Weil, Gotshal & Manges has shown a 16.5 per cent rise in profits per equity partner in 2014 after showing falls of seven per cent and five per cent in the previous two years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/weil-back-in-profit-as-us-firms-start-results-season-70924584/Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:01Dentons-Dacheng merger to dwarf other law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-dacheng-merger-to-dwarf-other-law-firms-25984673/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/China (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>A proposed merger between Dentons and Dacheng Law Offices of China, voted through by both sides, would have 6,600 lawyers - 49 per cent more than Baker & McKenzie's, the world's largest law firm at the moment.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-dacheng-merger-to-dwarf-other-law-firms-25984673/Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:01Nixon Peabody eyes up Chicago acquisition<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nixon-peabody-eyes-up-chicago-acquisition-99766895/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chicago15.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 600-strong East Coast firm is looking to increase its presence in the windy city.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nixon-peabody-eyes-up-chicago-acquisition-99766895/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:01JPMorgan Chase Consumer Bank former GC joins Debevoise<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/jpmorgan-chase-consumer-bank-former-gc-joins-debevoise-61264373/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/matthew_biben-7949final.jpg' border='0'/></a>Matthew Biden joins the firm as a partner in the White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/jpmorgan-chase-consumer-bank-former-gc-joins-debevoise-61264373/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:01A third of Zimbabwe lawyers under investigation by Law Soc<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/a-third-of-zimbabwe-lawyers-under-investigation-by-law-soc-33961416/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/zimbabwe3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Nearly 400 lawyers out of a total of 1,240 licensed by the Law Society of Zimbabwe are being investigated by their professional body for alleged acts of fraud or corruption relating to the last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/a-third-of-zimbabwe-lawyers-under-investigation-by-law-soc-33961416/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:01New York beats London on Commercial Court fees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-york-beats-london-on-commercial-court-fees-50721605/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/new york (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>Some parties taking action in the London Commercial Court will be paying ten times as much in court fees as those in New York after the UK government decided to put the fees up.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-york-beats-london-on-commercial-court-fees-50721605/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:01Beijing sees boom in foreign individuals legal services<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/beijing-sees-boom-in-foreign-individuals-legal-services-11340957/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/beijing13.jpg' border='0'/></a>The arrival of growing numbers of expats in the Chinese capital is leading to an increase in the resources of local law firms which are on hand to help them in criminal defence, family, housing and other areas.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/beijing-sees-boom-in-foreign-individuals-legal-services-11340957/Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:01Beck Redden lawyers launch Houston litigation boutique<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/beck-redden-lawyers-launch-houston-litigation-boutique-67233636/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Houston4.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new Houston litigation boutique has been created through the defection of four associates and one partner from Beck Redden.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/beck-redden-lawyers-launch-houston-litigation-boutique-67233636/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:01Argentinians protest over mysterious death of prosecutor<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/argentinians-protest-over-mysterious-death-of-prosecutor-11149317/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Argentina (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Argentinians have taken to the streets, carrying banners saying 'I am Nisman', after state prosecutor Alberto Nisman died in odd circumstances the day before he was to testify in Congress after accusing the President of a cover-up.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/argentinians-protest-over-mysterious-death-of-prosecutor-11149317/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:01FTSE boards need to reconsider cyber-security<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ftse-boards-need-to-reconsider-cyber-security-47987921/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_172003196.jpg' border='0'/></a>The UK's top boards need to up their game on cyber-security issues, viewing it as regulatory rather than operational risk, a survey from KPMG has found.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/ftse-boards-need-to-reconsider-cyber-security-47987921/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:01Law firms missed a trick on billing innovation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/law-firms-missed-a-trick-on-billing-innovation-29487588/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Billing1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Large law firms have been slow to innovate over one of the areas that are most important to clients - providing clear, fair billing arrangements - and are now being nudged into change, according to Alan Dershowitz, co-founder of Viewabill.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/law-firms-missed-a-trick-on-billing-innovation-29487588/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:01Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-35372093/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/RBS8.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-35372093/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:01Morgan Stanley surges ahead as legal expenses drop<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/morgan-stanley-surges-ahead-as-legal-expenses-drop-53348756/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_154994351.jpg' border='0'/></a>While other banks continue to be dragged down by their legal provisions, Morgan Stanley saw profits rise dramatically as its legal costs shrank back.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/morgan-stanley-surges-ahead-as-legal-expenses-drop-53348756/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:01Telefonica cuts &pound;3m extermal legal spend<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/telefonica-cuts-3m-extermal-legal-spend-56627065/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cost-cutting.jpg' border='0'/></a>With no decrease in the amount of work, the telecoms company puts it down to competitive tenders.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/telefonica-cuts-3m-extermal-legal-spend-56627065/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:01CC YouTube trainee interned at Slaughter, Freshfields and White & Case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cc-youtube-trainee-interned-at-slaughter-freshfields-and-white--case-304792/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Clifford Chance1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Media coverage of a Clifford Chance trainee making comments about non-Muslims has been mushrooming as it emerges he also did internships at Freshfields, BLP, Slaughter and May and White & Case.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cc-youtube-trainee-interned-at-slaughter-freshfields-and-white--case-304792/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:01Osborne Clarke reactivates private client dept<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/osborne-clarke-reactivates-private-client-dept-70999379/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/wealth5.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Bristol firm has recruited new partners and vows to expand the group in 2015.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/osborne-clarke-reactivates-private-client-dept-70999379/Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:01Few law firms calculate the cost of a cyber attack<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/few-law-firms-calculate-the-cost-of-a-cyber-attack-70022992/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cyber5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Cyber threats are on law firms' risk radar but few are prepared for a significant event, according to Marsh's 2014 Global Law Firm Cyber Survey.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/few-law-firms-calculate-the-cost-of-a-cyber-attack-70022992/Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:01Lawyers suspicious over wellbeing plans<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-suspicious-over-wellbeing-plans-51875590/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/welbeing.jpg' border='0'/></a>Research into the views of nearly 1,000 lawyers in Australia has shown widespread scepticism about whether their law firm employers genuinely care about their health.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyers-suspicious-over-wellbeing-plans-51875590/Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:01Fried Frank to end Asia presence from June<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fried-frank-to-end-asia-presence-from-june-28372048/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/HK9.jpg' border='0'/></a>The New York-based, 470-lawyer firm is said to be planning to shut down its two Asia offices, in Shanghai and Hong Kong - and seems likely to lose most of its four partners, 10 lawyers and 18 support staff located there.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/fried-frank-to-end-asia-presence-from-june-28372048/Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:01Greenberg Traurig expands Mexican operation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greenberg-traurig-expands--mexican-operation-88439895/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mexico12.jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm has taken on lawyers from a local firm, including the founder.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/greenberg-traurig-expands--mexican-operation-88439895/Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:01CC forced into terrorism debate by trainee's YouTube talk<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cc-forced-into-terrorism-debate-by-trainees-youtube-talk-52627858/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Paris (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>Clifford Chance has been criticised for its response to a 20-minute YouTube video in which a trainee, speaking in both English and Arabic, claims that Islam is better than Western ideologies and attacks Muslims who have been 'colonised' by the West.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cc-forced-into-terrorism-debate-by-trainees-youtube-talk-52627858/Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:01Canadian firms plan diversification after Heenan Blaikie lesson<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-firms-plan-diversification-after-heenan-blaikie-lesson-5812398/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Canadian flag.jpg' border='0'/></a>As Canadian law firms make plans for 2015 - a year which could see the go-ahead for ABSs - one leading lawyer predicts that they will diversify in order not to fall victim to the specialist approach which brought down Heenan Blaikie last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/canadian-firms-plan-diversification-after-heenan-blaikie-lesson-5812398/Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:01EY starts Swedish desk with team of six in Stockholm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ey-starts-swedish-desk-with-team-of-six-in-stockholm-22115933/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sweden4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Two partners from Swedish firm Delphi are among a team of six lawyers through which the accountancy giant is launching its legal presence in the country.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ey-starts-swedish-desk-with-team-of-six-in-stockholm-22115933/Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:01US law firm mergers decline in 2014<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firm-mergers-decline-in-2014-87613759/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>Whilst 2013 was the highest year on record for law firm mergers, last year saw a fall in the number joining forces.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firm-mergers-decline-in-2014-87613759/Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:01Notaries boutique set up in Netherlands from De Brauw break-off<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/notaries-boutique-set-up-in-netherlands-from-de-brauw-break-off-16400413/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Amsterdam 2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new firm of notaries, Zuidbroek Corporate Law Notaries, is being set up by a group of specialists who left the Benelux practice De Brauw.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/notaries-boutique-set-up-in-netherlands-from-de-brauw-break-off-16400413/Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:01BP case on Gulf of Mexico leak enters final stages<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bp-case-on-gulf-of-mexico-leak-enters-final-stages-4274376/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/bp9.jpg' border='0'/></a>Between tomorrow and early summer, BP will argue before the US District Court in New Orleans that its fine relating to the 2010 oil leak should be reduced below the maximum US$13.7b.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bp-case-on-gulf-of-mexico-leak-enters-final-stages-4274376/Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:01NI judge on the tail of Snoop Dogg<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ni-judge-on-the-tail-of-snoop-dogg-29932137/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/snoop dogg.jpg' border='0'/></a>Snoop Dogg would be advised to avoid a Northern Irish judge who has taken a dim view of the rapper, calling him a 'misogynist wretch.'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ni-judge-on-the-tail-of-snoop-dogg-29932137/Sun, 18 Jan 2015 23:01Sri Lankan Bar Association calls for chief justice to resign over elections<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sri-lankan-bar-association-calls-for-chief-justice-to-resign-over-elections-31095648/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sri Lanka4.jpg' border='0'/></a>The lawyers claimed resignation was necessary to preserve the honour of the judiciary.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sri-lankan-bar-association-calls-for-chief-justice-to-resign-over-elections-31095648/Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:01Foreign-bonds sales predicted to continue in Africa, says A&O<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/foreign-bonds-sales-predicted-to-continue-in-africa-says-ao-7305938/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ethiopia.jpg' border='0'/></a>Last year's record Eurobond issue from Africa is expected to lead into similar levels again in 2015, according to Allen & Overy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/foreign-bonds-sales-predicted-to-continue-in-africa-says-ao-7305938/Sun, 18 Jan 2015 23:01Raft of laws to come across Gulf to help business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/raft-of-laws-to-come-across-gulf-to-help-business-96657342/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/UAE3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Kuwait and the UAE are leading the Gulf states in what looks likely to be a year of reforms to help local and foreign businesses, according to the co-founder of a new law firm in the region, Meysan Partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/raft-of-laws-to-come-across-gulf-to-help-business-96657342/Sun, 18 Jan 2015 23:01PLMJ targets Scandanavian companies<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/plmj-targets-scandanavian-companies-93473904/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lisbon3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm has recruited a Swedish lawyer to help attract Scandanavian investors and individuals to Portugal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/plmj-targets-scandanavian-companies-93473904/Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:01MEPs denounce surveillance of lawyer-client communications<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/meps-denounce-surveillance-of-lawyer-client-communications-12307859/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/European Parliament.jpg' border='0'/></a>MEPs have raised concerns about interception of phone calls between lawyers and their clients by intelligence services across Europe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/meps-denounce-surveillance-of-lawyer-client-communications-12307859/Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:01Lawyer chased for debts from Scotland to Panama<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-chased-for-debts-from-scotland-to-panama-47092793/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Panama.jpg' border='0'/></a>Michael Karus, a lawyer who has in the past been jailed for stealing from an estate and who sued his mother when she was suffering from dementia, is being pursued around the globe for unpaid debts, according to a Scottish newspaper.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-chased-for-debts-from-scotland-to-panama-47092793/Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:01Jon Baughman dies - chair of Pepper Hamilton in turmoiled times<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jon-baughman-dies---chair-of-pepper-hamilton-in-turmoiled-times-110462/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Philadelphia3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Jon A Baughman, 72, credited with guiding the US Top 100 firm 'into calm waters during a period of turmoil' has died of dementia in his home near the firm's head office in Philadelphia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jon-baughman-dies---chair-of-pepper-hamilton-in-turmoiled-times-110462/Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:01Dershowitz predicts blasphemy hostilities will reduce<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dershowitz-predicts-blasphemy-hostilities-will-reduce-68991410/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Paris (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, an expert in civil liberties and blasphemy laws, has predicted that a widespread hostility to depiction of the prophet among Muslims will reduce despite the concerns expressed over French magazine Charlie Hebdo.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dershowitz-predicts-blasphemy-hostilities-will-reduce-68991410/Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:01Barrister launches legal social media site<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/barrister-launches-legal-social-media-site-43953972/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Twitter (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Mootis is an outlet for verbose lawyers who find twitter's 140 characters too restrictive.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/barrister-launches-legal-social-media-site-43953972/Fri, 16 Jan 2015 01:01Patent lawsuits decline in the US<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/patent-lawsuits-decline-in-the-us-32848110/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/patent 1.jpg' border='0'/></a>As the US looks at overhauling patent law only four years after sweeping reforms, patent lawsuits filed saw a 17 per cent decrease last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/patent-lawsuits-decline-in-the-us-32848110/Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:01Law firm uses Facebook to approach potential drug claim clients<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-uses-facebook-to-approach-potential-drug-claim-clients-30446271/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_174543383.jpg' border='0'/></a>LY Lawyers, a firm with offices in Sydney, has used Facebook feeds to send out a picture of person cutting lines of cocaine along with a short explanation of their services.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-uses-facebook-to-approach-potential-drug-claim-clients-30446271/Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:01UK security service forced to disclose surveillance procedure<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-security-service-forced-to-disclose-surveillance-procedure-7343678/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Spy2.jpg' border='0'/></a>MI6, the UK's external security body, has given details of its written policy which covers how staff should deal with material covered by legal privilege - including exchanges between lawyers and their clients.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-security-service-forced-to-disclose-surveillance-procedure-7343678/Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:01Ringing in the changes to the Italian job market in 2015<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ringing-in-the-changes-to-the-italian-job-market-in-2015-17433583/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Renzi.jpg' border='0'/></a>Can Renzi succeed where other Italian Prime Ministers have failed? Luca Failla and Sharon Reilly, Partners, LABLAW Law Firm discuss the current state of play.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ringing-in-the-changes-to-the-italian-job-market-in-2015-17433583/Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:01MetLife challenges 'too big to fail' designation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/metlife-challenges-too-big-to-fail-designation-57282801/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/MetLife.jpg' border='0'/></a>The insurance company fears tougher regulatory supervision arising from the designation could jeopardise its business.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/metlife-challenges-too-big-to-fail-designation-57282801/Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:01JP Morgan takes US$990m legal costs hit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jp-morgan-takes-us$990m-legal-costs-hit-51220039/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/jp morgan6.jpg' border='0'/></a>JP Morgan has warned its investors to expect even more legal expenses to hit its profit and loss account despite announcing legal costs that are just under $1b.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jp-morgan-takes-us$990m-legal-costs-hit-51220039/Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:01Aussie construction lawyer starts boutique to avoid conflicts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/aussie-construction-lawyer-starts-boutique-to-avoid-conflicts-34898090/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Melbourne6.jpg' border='0'/></a>The former head of construction at Holding Redlich has left the firm, taking eight lawyers with him, in order to set up a boutique practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/aussie-construction-lawyer-starts-boutique-to-avoid-conflicts-34898090/Fri, 16 Jan 2015 07:01Californian Bar cautions blogging lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/californian-bar-cautions-blogging-lawyers-67126188/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_126876134.jpg' border='0'/></a>Californian lawyer bloggers will come under scrutiny from the Bar if they use their blogs to advertise their wares.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/californian-bar-cautions-blogging-lawyers-67126188/Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:01Bakers takes top place for London LGBT<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bakers-takes-top-place-for-london-lgbt-9697104/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Gay2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The London office of Baker & McKenzie has won top place among law firms in the latest Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans-Gender rankings in the UK , putting it in sixth position for all employers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bakers-takes-top-place-for-london-lgbt-9697104/Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:01Charge out rates for partners rise fastest in Philadelphia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/charge-out-rates-for-partners-rise-fastest-in-philadelphia-16692030/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_213384406.jpg' border='0'/></a>Partner charge out rates on the East coast of the US have been rising fastest in Philadelphia over the last three years, according to research from LexisNexis.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/charge-out-rates-for-partners-rise-fastest-in-philadelphia-16692030/Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:01Vulgarity claims made against former Arnstein & Lehr managing partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/vulgarity-claims-made-against-former-arnstein--lehr-managing-partner-48527287/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Fort Lauderdale.jpg' border='0'/></a>A secretary who was fired from 9-office US law firm Arnstein & Lehr has claimed she was the only person who could take his vulgarity.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/vulgarity-claims-made-against-former-arnstein--lehr-managing-partner-48527287/Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:01Former Sidley partner faces psychiatric treatment over faked cab fares<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-sidley-partner-faces-psychiatric-treatment-over-faked-cab-fares-51869411/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cab.jpg' border='0'/></a>A former Sidley Austin partner who was found to have faked US$69,000 of cab fares faces the possibility of a one-year suspension and a year's psychiatric treatment.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-sidley-partner-faces-psychiatric-treatment-over-faked-cab-fares-51869411/Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:01Litigation costs expected to pull down Citigroup results<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/litigation-costs-expected-to-pull-down-citigroup-results-4481087/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/For11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal costs of US$2.7b are expected to drag down the results of New York-listed Citigroup when it announces its annual results tomorrow.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/litigation-costs-expected-to-pull-down-citigroup-results-4481087/Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:01Microsoft queries IRS Quinn Emanuel hire<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/microsoft-queries-irs-quinn-emanuel-hire-40887254/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/microsoft (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The multinational is asking questions as it faces a courtroom battle with the US authorities over offshore tax.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/microsoft-queries-irs-quinn-emanuel-hire-40887254/Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:01Boutique trend hits DLA and Covington<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/boutique-trend-hits-dla-and-covington-37900711/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Brussels (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The former Middle East managing partner of DLA Piper and Covington & Burling's EU litigation chief have become the latest lawyers to leave large firms to set up their own practices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/boutique-trend-hits-dla-and-covington-37900711/Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:01Legal personality traits linked to poor mental health by students<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-personality-traits-linked-to-poor-mental-health-by-students-52180776/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Per12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Australian legal students, when asked to identify why they are twice as likely to develop mental health problems than medical counterparts, have cited the kind of personality likely to be drawn to the law as a major cause.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-personality-traits-linked-to-poor-mental-health-by-students-52180776/Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:01US and EU banks expect US$300b litigation bill<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/us-and-eu-banks-expect-us$300b-litigation-bill-55083992/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Morgan Stanley.jpg' border='0'/></a>The leading US and EU banks have paid out US$230b in litigation costs and could end up disbursing another $70b by 2016, according to Morgan Stanley.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/us-and-eu-banks-expect-us$300b-litigation-bill-55083992/Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:01Inhouse lawyers experience a Wild West of metrics<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/inhouse-lawyers-experience-a-wild-west-of-metrics-46522922/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/metrics.jpg' border='0'/></a>Inhouse lawyers who are trying to compare the efficiency of legal teams are finding that they are in a 'Wild West' of different kinds of metrical comparison tools.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/inhouse-lawyers-experience-a-wild-west-of-metrics-46522922/Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:01Corporate departments to spend more on external legal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/corporate-departments-to-spend-more-on-external-legal-45729156/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/growth (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal departments are finally seeing an upturn with more money available but increased demands for better legal spend management.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/corporate-departments-to-spend-more-on-external-legal-45729156/Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:01Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-6901598/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/William Hill.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-6901598/Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:01GCs begin shift to legal metrics approach<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gcs-begin-shift-to-legal-metrics-approach-51692004/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/performance.jpg' border='0'/></a>One of the leading pioneers among GCs - Connie Brenton of NetApp - has described how fundamental change is taking place in her department and how she expects much of the rest of the sector to follow.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gcs-begin-shift-to-legal-metrics-approach-51692004/Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:01Long-awaited Cooley office opens in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/long-awaited-cooley-office-opens-in-london-98324630/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/silicon valley2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The former head of Morrison & Foerster in London, Justin Stock, has been appointed head of the new 55-lawyer office opened by California-based Cooley in Old Broad Street in the City of London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/long-awaited-cooley-office-opens-in-london-98324630/Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:01Partners in UK Top 10 breach &pound;1m mark in annual earnings<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/partners-in-uk-top-10-breach-1m-mark-in-annual-earnings-85511602/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_154112156.jpg' border='0'/></a>Average profits per equity partner have gone north of &pound;1m - for the first time since 2008 - according to the 2014 Annual Law Firms' Survey from PwC.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/partners-in-uk-top-10-breach-1m-mark-in-annual-earnings-85511602/Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:01A&O gives optimistic outlook for global M&A<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-gives-optimistic-outlook-for-global-ma-58774136/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/mergers4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Allen & Overy, authors of a Global M&A trends index, say that 'optimism abounds' for the 2015 market as 2014 turned out to be 'the strongest year for transactions since the financial crisis'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-gives-optimistic-outlook-for-global-ma-58774136/Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:01Boies Schiller targets bank global investigations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/boies-schiller-targets-bank-global-investigations-68721561/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>The high profile law firm has hired prosecutors involved in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme case.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/boies-schiller-targets-bank-global-investigations-68721561/Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:01Landmark case rules in favour of Google and Yahoo!<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/landmark-case-rules-in-favour-of-google-and-yahoo!-46386984/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Yahoo2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Supreme Court of Argentina has ruled that online search engines are not generally liable for third party content appearing in online searches.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/landmark-case-rules-in-favour-of-google-and-yahoo!-46386984/Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:01Expert witnesses warned over giving broad brush evidence<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/expert-witnesses-warned-over-giving-broad-brush-evidence-82683649/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/income.jpg' border='0'/></a>A recent BBC TV programme in the investigative Panorama series should put expert witnesses on warning that they need to make precise predictions about the potential earnings of personal injury victims, according to an executive search firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/expert-witnesses-warned-over-giving-broad-brush-evidence-82683649/Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:01Charlie Hedbo lawyer announces more Muhammad cartoons<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/charlie-hedbo-lawyer-announces-more-muhammad-cartoons-61940995/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cha12.jpg' border='0'/></a>The lawyer who has acted for the Charlie Hebdo magazine for 23 years is continuing to take a prominent role in announcing the plans of the surviving journalists for the satirical weekly.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/charlie-hedbo-lawyer-announces-more-muhammad-cartoons-61940995/Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:01Dershowitz accuser linked to jailed Florida lawyer<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dershowitz-accuser-linked-to-jailed-florida-lawyer-52852222/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Orl1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The woman whose sex abuse claims brought both law professor Alan Dershowitz and Prince Andrew into the story was represented in the past by Scott W Rothstein, now serving 50 years for racketeering and fraud.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dershowitz-accuser-linked-to-jailed-florida-lawyer-52852222/Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:01Reed Smith launches corporate practice in Singapore<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-launches-corporate-practice-in-singapore-88721366/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sin14.jpg' border='0'/></a>Matt Gorman joins from Stephenson Harward to head up the corporate team.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-launches-corporate-practice-in-singapore-88721366/Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:01Locke Lord goes live with 1,000 lawyers in 23 cities<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/locke-lord-goes-live-with-1000-lawyers-in-23-cities-64242241/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bos11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman Palmer formally combined forces over the weekend to become a top 50 US practice - and are emphasising their industry expertise in energy, insurance, telecoms, tech, health care, life science and financial services.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/locke-lord-goes-live-with-1000-lawyers-in-23-cities-64242241/Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:01